Highland school receives Gaelic Education Award / Duais Foghlam Gàidhlig

Gaeilic award
(left to right) John MacInnes, Kate Bradley, Christopher Millar-Craig, Rachel Ford, and Margaret Ford receive the Gaelic Education Award

Ardnamurchan High school has received the Gaelic Education Award at the prestigious annual Scottish Education Awards at a ceremony held in Glasgow yesterday (7 June).

Gaelic Medium pupils at the school Kate Bradley (S5) and Rachel Ford (S1) were accompanied to the ceremony by Rachel’s mother, and Principal Teacher from Acharacle Primary School, Margaret Ford, Head Teacher Christopher Millar-Craig, and Gaelic Teacher, John MacInnes.

Christopher Millar-Craig said: “We are immensely proud of our Gaelic department of Ardnamurchan High School - they thoroughly deserve this award. The department strives to create an inclusive ethos where the focus is on innovation and positivity. 

“Staff ensure that learning is engaging, and they provide opportunity and context for Gaelic to be used outside the classroom in partnership with the wider community.  

“At Ardnamurchan High School, we believe that languages are central to developing key skills necessary to conquer the attainment gap and ensuring positive destinations for all.  Our Gaelic ethos exemplifies our inclusive success in supporting young people to this end.” 

Cllr Alasdair Christie, Chair of the Council’s People Committee congratulated Ardnamurchan High School on their Gaelic Education Award he said: “Well done to Mr Millar-Craig and the pupils and Gaelic Department at Ardnamurchan High School. Not only is this a great achievement for the school and Lochaber Area it is an honour for the Highland area to have such talent and dedidcation among its teaching staff and pupils. They have made Highland proud today as well.”

8 Jun 2017
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